Beijing Bookworm Litfest 2016: Full Schedule & Preview

By That's Beijing, March 9, 2016

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The Bookworm Literary Festival is – like Beijing itself – a picture of unfaltering growth. Now entering its tenth installment, the yearly event bears many of the characteristics of a burgeoning city: more overseas visitors, greater choice and inevitable urban sprawl (events are now also hosted at other venues including The Opposite House and the nearby cafe, iQiyi).

From humble beginnings in 2007, the festival program now includes over 300 events and more than 100 authors from China and abroad. Alongside the usual book talks, this year’s lineup features workshops, panels, dinners and children’s events.

In sum, we recommend that you check out the full schedule below – you’re bound to find something you’re interested in. We certainly did, and over the next two weeks you can find interviews with some of (who we think are) the most interesting speakers at this year’s festival.

Tickets for their talks (and all the others) are available at The Bookworm or through Yoopay, but we also have plenty of tickets to give away to lucky readers. Keep a close eye on our website ( and our WeChat account (username: Thats_Beijing) for regular ticket giveaways throughout the festival, which runs from March 11 to 27.


Tickets can only be purchased at The Bookworm or online via Yoopay. (Please note that a limited number of tickets are made available online; please email or call 6503 2050 for inquiries.) Unless otherwise stated, The Bookworm cannot take phone or email reservations.

Visit our events page to see the full schedule of events or download the PDF.

Beijing Bookworm Litfest 2016: Full Schedule & Preview

Author Interviews

Over the next two weeks, we'll be publishing interviews with some of the authors speaking at the 10th Annual Beijing Bookworm Literary Festival. Stay tuned...

Win Tickets

We are giving away pair of tickets to a prechosen Festival event almost every day from Sunday. That's 13 days of literary madness and, better yet, there's something for everyone: Authors range from 'Bad Feminist' Roxane Gay to Chinese writers A Yi and Shuang Xuetao, while topics include journalists covering conflict and writing science fiction and fantasy, among others.

For your chance to win, follow us on WeChat (ID: Thats_Beijing) or scan the QR code below and we'll send out competition details over the coming weeks.

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